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75 Amazing and Unknown Facts about US Presidents | Amazing Facts 4U

  1. Amazingly in 1841, the 8th 9th and 10th presidents served in office all in one year. They were Martin Van Buren, William Henry Harrison, and John Tyler.
  2. The first lady of United States doesn’t have to be president’s wife.Position can be filled by his daughter, niece or sister instead.
  3. If the president and vice president both resign or die, the Speaker of the House becomes the president.
  4. The White House has 132 rooms, 35 bathrooms and 6 levels.
  5. The USA President carries his own blood bank in the trunk of his car!
  6. Amazing fact is no president of the United states was an only child.
  7. Amazingly every US president with a beard has been a republican.
  8. Fact is half of the 42 U.S. Presidents are of Irish descent.
  9. The only three US presidents to receive the Nobel Peace Prize were Woodrow Wilson, Theodore Roosevelt, and Barack Obama.
  10. Air Force One is not called Air Force One unless the President is on it.
  11. Amazing fact is 42 of the 44 US Presidents are related  except for Martin Van Buren and Barac Obama . The distant grandfather to which all these presidents can be traced is King John “Lackland” Plantagenet, the King of England in the 13th century.
  12. Amazing coincidence is that the 2nd president of the United States (John Adams) and 3rd president of the United States (Thomas Jefferson) both died within just a few hours apart of each other on the same exact day of July 4th 1826.
  13. James Buchanan has been the only bachelor to serve as the President of the United States .
  14. Amazing that George H.W. Bush survived 4 plane crashes during WWII.
  15. Fact is President George H.W. Bush once vomited on the lap of the Japanese prime minister in January 1992.
  16. President George W. Bush and playboy founder Hugh Hefner are cousins !
  17. Amazing fact is that nine American crewmen survived when their war plane crashed during World War II. Eight of them were captured by the Japanese and eaten. Only one survived because he was picked up by a passing submarine. That survivor was George H.W. Bush.
  18. Jimmy Carter was the first president born in a hospital.
  19. Grover Cleveland, the 24th president of the US, amazingly worked briefly as an executioner before becoming president. He hung at least two convicted criminals.
  20. Amazing fact is former president Bill Clinton only sent 2 emails in his entire 8 year presidency.
  21. Calvin Coolidge is the only president born on July 4th, in 1872.
  22. Amazing fact is the last president that wasn’t a Republican or Democrat was Millard Fillmore in 1853.
  23. Amazingly Gerald Ford remains the only unelected vice president and president.
  24. The 20th president of the United States James Garfield could write Greek with one hand and Latin with the other at the same time.
  25. Amazingly Rutherford Hayes became U.S. President by just one vote.
  26. Rutherford Hayes was the first president to have a phone. His phone number was 1.
  27. Amazing fact is Herbert Hoover, who was the 31st president of the United Stated, turned over all the Federal salary checks he received to charity during the 47 years he was in government.
  28. The United States had $ 0 debt only once in 1835 when president Andrew Jackson paid it all off.
  29. Amazingly Thomas Jefferson was the first American to find a dinosaur fossil on American soil.
  30. Thomas Jefferson spent eight years as president. At the time he left office, his bill for wine over those years equaled $11,000, nearly $200,000 today.
  31. President Jefferson died a broke man. He sold his collection of books to congress for $25,000 which  was the beginning for the library of congress.
  32. President Lyndon Johnson owned an amphibious car , the Amphicar  and used to scar guests by driving them into his lake screaming about brake failure.
  33. In 1963, the year of John F Kennedy’s assassination , it was amazing that it was not a federal offense to assassinate the president .
  34. John F. Kennedy was the 35th President of the United States, but he was the first Roman Catholic president.
  35. Amazingly John F. Kennedy was buried without his brain after it was lost during the autopsy!
  36. JFK’s assistant David Powers was in the car behind him filming everything when he was assassinated, but ran out of film just before the shooting!
  37. John F. Kennedy’s father gave him one million dollars when he turned 21.
  38. During his presidency John F. Kennedy never collected his salary of $ 150000. He donated the full amount to charity.
  39. Jacqueline Kennedy Onassis kept a collection of beer cans from all over the world.
  40. It’s amazing that there are no direct descendants of Abraham Lincoln alive today.
  41. Abraham Lincoln was the tallest president (6’4).
  42. Amazing fact is Abraham Lincoln’s secretary was Mrs. Kennedy and John F. Kennedy’s secretary was Mrs. Lincoln. Both men were assassinated in office.
  43. Abraham Lincoln was the first president to ever be photographed at his own inauguration. Ironically, the amazing photo also portrays the future assassin of the president, John Wilkes Booth.
  44. Lincoln’s assassin , John Wilkes Booth was a famous actor and Lincoln himself was a fan of him.
  45. Abraham Lincoln’s son, Robert, was saved from a train accident by Edwin Booth, brother of his father’s killer, John Wilkes Booth.
  46. Abe Lincoln is enshrined in the Wrestling Hall of Fame, having lost just once in 300 matches.
  47. Amazing fact is Abraham Lincoln created the secret service the day he was shot.
  48. Abraham Lincoln had no middle name.
  49. Lincoln suffered depression and avoided carrying knives, fearing he would use it on himself.
  50. Amazing coincidence was that Charles Darwin and Abraham Lincoln were born on the same day , 2 nd February 1809..
  51. Amazingly Richard M. Nixon was the first president to visit all 50 states.
  52. Barack Obama’s presidential limousine is known as “The Beast” and can withstand many different forms of attack.
  53. The only president to be head of a labor union was Ronald Reagan.
  54. Ronald Reagan was the oldest president inaugurated at 69 years.
  55. Ronald Reagan is the only president to ever have gotten divorced.
  56. Theodore Roosevelt was the youngest president inaugurated at 42 years.
  57. Theodore Roosevelt was the first president to ride in an automobile, fly on a plane, and go underwater in a submarine.
  58. President Theodore Roosevelt wrote 37 books.
  59. Theodore Roosevelt amazingly read an average of one book per day even on days he was busy being the president.
  60. Theodore Roosevelt had a pet bear while in office.
  61. During the speech in Milwaukee on Oct 14 , 1912, an assassin tried to kill Roosevelt with a gun, but the bullet was slowed down by his dense overcoat, steel-reinforced eyeglass case and 50 page speech papers squeezed into his inner right jacket pocket. Attacker was promptly arrested.
  62. Amazing fact was Roosevelt promptly told the crowd he’d just been shot in the chest showing blood stained shirt and speech papers with bullet hole and continued giving his 90 minute speech. X-rays showed the bullet lodged against Roosevelt’s fourth right rib near heart.
  63. Amazingly Theodore Roosevelt watched his mother die of Typhoid fever on Feb. 14, 1884 and immediately went upstairs to see his wife die of complications from child birth within a time of one hour.
  64. On New Year’s Day, 1907, amazingly President Theodore Roosevelt shook hands with 8,513 people.
  65. After his presidency, Theodore Roosevelt went on a safari in Africa in 1909. He and his team killed or captured 11,397 different animals, including elephants, hippos, and even insects. He brought back so many animals on his trip that it took years for the Smithsonian Institution to mount them all.
  66. Amazing fact is President William H. Taft had a second career 9 years after his presidency as he was appointed Chief Justice of the Supreme Court by President Harding.
  67. U.S. President Harry S. Truman became the President of America on 12 April 1945. The initial S in the middle of his name doesn’t stand for anything.
  68. Amazingly President John Tyler had fifteen children.
  69. Fact is George Washington had to borrow money to go to his own inauguration.
  70. President George Washington oversaw construction of the White House, but he never lived there. It was our second President, John Adams, elected in 1796, who first lived in the White House.
  71. George Washington wore a size 13 shoe.
  72. George Washington grew Marijuana in his farm.
  73. The only person who’s birthday is a legal holiday all across the U.S. is George Washington.
  74. George Washington died on December 14, 1799 at age 67. He had rode his horse around his farm just the day before on a cold winter wet day. He awoke the next morning very ill. His last words were “It is well”. He died the last hour of the last day of the last week of the last month of the last year of the 18th century.
  75. Fact is the only president to hold a Ph.D. was Woodrow Wilson.

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